Left clicking an open program in task manager is opening another instance of it

I’m getting a bug where left clicking a program open in the task manager triggers opening another instance of the same program instead of raising/focusing in the already opened window. This didn’t happen using X11. It’s not the behavior configured for the left click; a recently started session works fine. The only way for it to go away without restarting is entering Plasma’s edit mode and exiting it - then task manager behaves ok for a while. How can I trace what causes this ? I tried checking journalctl for criticial errors or logs when I click and this behavior happens but couldn’t find anything relevant

Plasma5, wayland, nvidia

eagertolearn,

I experience this from time to time. It is caused (at least on my case) by meta key being stuck from using shortcuts.

Temporary solution is pressing the meta key alone so it gets unstuck.

2xsaiko,
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Check if one of your control keys got stuck by pressing them. (might also be one of the other modifiers that does this, not sure right now)

shadowintheday2,

ctrl isn’t stuck because entering and subsequently exiting plasma edit mode makes the default left click behavior work again, at least for some time

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